Week 1 - Assignment
Final Case Study Topic and Outline
For your Final Case Study, due in Week Five, you will explore, in depth, one well-known criminal case. You may select your own case, or select from one of the following: Jeffery McDonald, Andrea Yates, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Aileen Wournos, John Wayne Gacy, Philip Markoff (the Craigslist killer), Scott Peterson, Anthony Sowell, or Dennis Rader (BTK strangler).
For this assignment, select a well-known criminal case and locate at least three scholarly articles from the Ashford Library that discuss the case or provide support for certain aspects of the case, such as a particular psychological theory explaining behavior, a link between a personality disorder and criminal behavior, etc. You may also use websites to explore your criminal case. Provide an outline of your Final Case Study, in addition to the title page and references page. For further information regarding the proper format for an outline, visit the Ashford Writing Center. Each topic or step of the outline should include two to three sentences regarding what will be discussed in that section. This should be a detailed outline with specific information regarding the case that you have selected.
The paper must be one to two pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least three scholarly resources from the Ashford University Library other than the textbook to support your claims. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.